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Accessibility Certificate

Accessibility Certificate

The Accessibility Certificate is designed for faculty members wishing to increase their expertise in the area of disability needs and services. Upon completion of the certificate, faculty members will be better able to serve the needs of students with disabilities. If you have questions please contact the Accessibility Center at disserv@iuk.edu or stop by Kelley Student Center, Room KC200.

Items may be completed in any order.  Some of the advanced items may be completed while still working on the Basic Certificate; however, the Basic Certificate is a prerequisite to finishing the Advanced Certificate.

Basic Certificate Required Items

  1. Completion of the Universal Design Guidelines course for accessibility (taught online each fall and spring).  If you have completed this in the past, you do not have to redo the course. 
  2. Creation of an accessible syllabus using the suggested guidelines. Submit to Accessibility Center via email at disserv@iuk.edu.
  3. Three additional options from Accessibility Choices list.

Advanced Certificate Required Items

  1. Two additional options from Accessibility Choices list.
  2. Participation in the faculty-student mentoring program for a minimum of one year.

Accessibility Choices

  1. Attend at least one of the following workshops, offered one time each year:
    • Universal Design Workshop – September (exact date and time TBD)
  2. Participation in the lunch discussion during the Transition from High School: College Pathways Luncheon event.
    • November 10, 2017, from 12:00-12:45 p.m. in Alumni Hall
  3. Participate in one of the Midterm Meltdown activities happening each fall and spring.
    • October 3-5, 2017 Alumni Hall (more info will be posted soon)
  4. Participate in one of the Disability Awareness Month activities happening each March.
  5. Attend Brown Bag Accessibility Discussion luncheon, offered one time each semester.   
    • October 25, 2017, from 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. in Cole Room (Dr. Davis will be our guest speaker discussing mental health).
  6. Design one assignment using the Transparent Teaching and Learning Practices Model. For further information, please visit the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. Please send the assignment to disserv@iuk.edu. "Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost." Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education | Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost | University of Nevada, Las Vegas. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Feb. 2017.
Last updated: 08/18/2017